Fall is here and it won't be too much longer before the weather starts turning really cold and we'll want our homes to be nice and toasty. But paying for heat is expensive and a real burden for those with low or fixed incomes. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot pay all or part of your utility bill, there is help.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation now through April 18, 2023. The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program helped secure more than $1 billion in refunds for more than 1.2 million taxpayers last year. Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS, and AARP membership is not required.
AARP Kansas Outreach Director Andrea Bozarth presented an oversized check to Wichita City Council Member Becky Tuttle as the City of Wichita was selected as a recipient of an AARP Community Challenge Grant for 2019. The presentation was made at Wichita City Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded nearly $1.6 million to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its third year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 4, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
An AARP Kansas survey of Wichita area residents regarding the livability of their city revealed that nearly all of them (99 percent) believe that well-maintained hospitals and healthcare facilities are extremely or very important for their community. Safe streets and sidewalks, affordable transportation and neighborhood parks also ranked high for a majority of those surveyed.
Beginning July 1, Kansas drivers will be able to take just four hours—not eight—of a road safety refresher classroom course, thanks to a new law that was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelley. AARP Kansas worked with representatives from AAA and the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office to get the bill passed by the 2019 Kansas Legislature.
AARP invites members and the public to attend the Kansas City Tornadoes basketball game on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The game takes place at the Hy-Vee Arena at 1800 Genessee Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Prior to tip-off, join AARP for a get-to-know-us reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
AARP has announced the launch of ‘ Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Kansans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level.